With a wealth of experience in estate agency and many colleagues and friends also operational within the industry, I come across the following points all too much. Leave a comment if you think we missed any!
1. My house has the best… garden, view, position on the street…..
Translated – My expectations on price are astronomical.
2. This key has a knack…
Translated – The knack is that the key doesn’t really work but a twist, brute force and 15 minutes of wiggling will open the door eventually.
3. Are you OK with dogs?
Translated – Yes I’m ok with dogs, but the Rottweiler that is eyeing me up for breakfast, the Pomeranian that is getting amorous with my leg or the Staffy that wants to sit on my shoulders… not so much.
4. The alarm is really straightforward
Translated – As long as you were the inventor of that particular alarm system and the symbols on the buttons haven’t rubbed off.
5. I’m flexible on viewing times
Translated – As long as it’s never on a Friday Saturday or Sunday or after work on week days, in fact can you just do the viewing?
6. I’m not tying my sale in
Translated – Actually I am, I always was, I just wanted to secure the onward, I never had any intentions of moving into rented for 4 weeks. Ever.